A Butler County, Ohio sheriff’s deputy was convicted Thursday of kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman. A judge ruled that Kirk Kash, 38, grabbed the woman’s neck and forced her to perform oral sex on him after he discovered her having consensual sex with an 18-year-old man outside a Forest Fair Mall nightclub. Kash, who was moonlighting as a mall security guard, threatened to ticket the woman, who later said she feared his gun if she did not comply. Investigators found Kash’s semen and the victim’s DNA on his shirttail, providing solid evidence that the oral assault took place. Kash, who resigned from the sheriff’s office shortly after the accusation surfaced, faces 6-20 years in prison and will be sentenced on September 10th.
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .
1/22/2015 BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban - After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
House Republicans are now pushing HR 7, a bill promoted as a ban on federal funding of abortion that would actually prevent women from using their own money to purchase health insurance that includes abortion care. . . .
1/22/2015 House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support - House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill.
The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. . . .